Leisure in Lanzarote. The best plans to enjoy the island

Lanzarote is also known as the island of volcanoes. And it makes perfect sense, as the island began to originate about 11 million years ago with lava emissions to the surface. As a consequence, one of the main attractions of the island are these volcanoes that surfaced and formed little by little this incredible island that both residents and tourists enjoy so much now.

Discover Lanzarote and its volcanoes

First plan to enjoy the island is to discover its volcanic nature. The best place to admire the unusual landscapes of Lanzarote is Timanfaya National Park, a UNESCO designated Biospheric Reserve, which is made entirely from volcanic soil. Its landscapes resemble lunar surface and it is said that Apollo astronauts had the pictures of this area as a reference to what the surface of the Moon might look like.

There are a few different ways to explore the Park, and the most unusual one is by a camel ride. Imagine riding across this magical cosmic scenery on exotic animals, what a memorable experience it would be! The tours can be booked beforehand or during your visit, at the tourist camel park.

There are different routes that you can take in Timanfaya, we suggest that you try La Ruta de Los Volcanos that will take you by a narrow path to the most impressive volcanoes, on the way passing through volcanic tubes. If you feel more adventurous, you should take La Ruta del Litoral and discover the park on your own. Timanfaya Park is a perfect plan to enjoy your leisure time in Lanzarote. 

Enjoy the beaches of Lanzarote

Many travellers come to Canary Islands for its enjoyable climate and lovely air and water temperatures. No wonder sun-and-beach vacation plan is so popular among tourists!

Lanzarote has some of the most beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands and you should definitely set aside some time to discover these paradisiacal places and enjoy its crystal clear waters. On the island, you will find the beaches for all tastes and needs, starting with the calm beaches for relaxing and enjoying a family day with kids.

Playa Blanca is one of the most famous resorts of the island of Lanzarote. It combines tranquil vibes of relaxing holiday with the sophisticated offer of leisure facilities, such as restaurants and bars, shopping and premium high-quality apartments and villas. The beaches of Playa Blanca are famous for its calm crystal clear waters and white sands. You can pick and choose the beach that you like most, there are four beaches for you to discover: Playa Blanca, Playa Flamingo, Playa Papagayo and Playa Dorada. All of them are beautiful and each one has its own charm.

Sail to La Graciosa

Another plan for you to enjoy your holiday to the maximum would be sailing to the island of La Graciosa. This small island is only a short ferry trip away from the northern port of Lanzarote. Enjoy these 25 minutes of sailing in the turquoise waters and you will then find yourself on the ground of pirate legends that date centuries back.

The La Graciosa island has a lot to offer. You can discover its wild deserted beaches and relax there, enjoying the sun and the tranquillity of the place. Or, if you look for something more active, you can explore the island by bike, thanks to various cycling routes that stretch across the island. If you like sports, you will love La Graciosa for the wide range of sport activities you can do there: surfing, hiking and cycling are the most famous ones. There are only two villages in La Graciosa, Caleta de Sebo and Casas de Pedro Barba. You can truly feel the charm of the calm and tranquil life when getting to know the local culture.

Saviour the gastronomy of Lanzarote

You have already enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Lanzarote, you have explored La Graciosa and discovered its charming villages. To put a cherry on top of your perfect holiday in Canary Islands and fully enjoy leisure in Lanzarote, you should saviour the gastronomy of Lanzarote. Get the full taste of the island by trying some traditional local dishes. Make sure to try the intense Mojo Picón, one of the most famous souse of the area. Take advantage of being on the island and enjoy fresh fish and seafood. Do not forget that you are in Spain and that wine and tapas are as good in Lanzarote as in Madrid or Barcelona. The wine of Lanzarote is unique as the grape it’s made of is grown in ashes, so make sure to saviour the Malvasia wine.

The island of Lanzarote is a dream destination that has much to offer to each traveller, it will satisfy all tastes and expectations. Choose the paces and activities that suit you best and make your perfect plan for your perfect holiday.

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